Giveaway Week Day 1: Allora Handmade

Today I’m kicking off this:

With this:

Have you heard of Allora Handmade? (Of course you have!) I’ve seen her beautiful rosettes on blogs before – we seem to have a few overlapping friends in the online world – but after meeting Jessica in person at The Creative Connection I was BEYOND desperate for one of her gorgeous necklaces.

I told her I was asking E to buy me one for Christmas.

And then I went ahead and bought one anyway.

So when you buy me my Christmas present E, don't get blue. I like yellow & pink.

She calls this the "modern pearl rosette statement necklace". I just call it MIIIIINE.

If that picture looks familiar it’s because it’s over there in my sidebar <———– I also made it my Twitter avatar and my Gravatar when commenting on other blogs, because like I told Jessica, her beautiful rosettes make my face look better. Shouldn’t that totally be her new tag line?

She also makes headbands (oh, did I mention I have one of those too?), earrings, bracelets and shoe clips in a huge variety of colors. I think I need one of each. In every color. I’m only half joking.

And today, because she is AWESOME, Jessica is giving one reader the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Allora Handmade.

And today, because I like to keep things easy, all you have to do to win is visit her shop and leave a comment on this post telling me which color rosette is your favorite!

I also high suggest you read Jessica’s blog and follow her on Twitter but none of those are part of the giveaway today. And P.S. If you’re lucky enough to live near San Diego do you yourself a favor and check out The Queen Bee Market Jessica is organizing too. I’ll be sitting here in Connecticut freezing my butt of jealously.

Giveaway will be open until November 1st, winner will be chosen using Random.org and notified via email so make sure you use a real email address when commenting.

Giveaway is now closed!

P.S. If you don’t win but want to put some Allora rosettes on your Christmas List, make sure to get the order in before December 1st! Handmade means MADE BY HAND and we want Jessica’s poor tired fingers to get some rest this holiday.

Disclaimer bit: I purchased my Allora Handmade products with my own money. No compensation was received for this review besides the pleasure of getting to exchange funny emails with Jess. She’s providing this giveaway for you out of the kindness of her heart.

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78 Responses to “Giveaway Week Day 1: Allora Handmade”

  1. Krista says:

    Cute stuff. I love the fushia necklace, or the off-white one.

  2. Suz B says:

    The blue does look great on you! I’d love one of her necklaces in red. I’d really like the red/white headband too. :)

  3. Amanda says:

    I love the eggplant color! It would make an adorable bracelet!

  4. Alison says:

    Yay for giveaway week! I have some hair pins by her, and have wanted a pair of her earrings!

  5. Mama Fisch says:

    I am dying to get a hold of that gray bracelet. I am in love with gray things this fall to tone down the vibrant colors of this season.

  6. terri d. says:

    I think the turquoise and eggplant look really fun. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Crissy says:

    I’ve seen these everywhere, so adorable! I love the moss green!

  8. SarahMC says:

    It’s hard to choose because the colors are all so beautiful. But the mustard looks cute on her so I’ll go with mustard.

  9. I’m totally in love with the gray. In anything. But especially the gray bracelet. Absolutely beautiful!

  10. Skipper says:

    I agree with you, the navy blue is divine!

  11. It’s a tough choice… I’d probably go with grey… or mustard… or the cream colored one… they’re all so pretty!

  12. Wow! these are gorgeous!! I noticed the necklace in your picture and loved it and wanted to ask you were you got it. She is gonna get so much business!!! :) I love the dusty rose colored one….or the off-white. I can’t decide. I’m gonna go explore her site and look for things that I can tell Mitch I HAVE to have, you know, cause of Photography. He loves that. It usually works though :) (Crap I hope he doesn’t read this!)

  13. Kim says:

    I’m pretty sure these will end up in Zoe’s mouth, but I”ll try to win one anyway because they are awesome. I like the turquoise, navy, and eggplant. If I win, I will have a very difficult decision to make!

  14. I pretty much NEED those earrings. Like, desperately need.

  15. Connie says:

    very pretty! I think every color is so pretty but would pick the rich red for my first item!

  16. Katherine says:

    hello!! i love the pale yellow. these are so beautiful!! thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  17. tracy says:

    I need some red in my life. I love Jessica. Seriously the sweetest lady!
    xoxo,t

  18. Amy says:

    Oh my! They are all so beautiful! I’d probably pick the eggplant or turquoise.

  19. Jennie says:

    I love the CHOCOLATE!

  20. bellegourmande says:

    Fuchsia. For sure. These are gorgeous!

  21. eversmommy says:

    OMG SO CUTE!!!! I love so many–but if I HAD to pick just one….I guess it would be the creamy color, or yellow, or chocolate…no, definately turquoise!

  22. MKP says:

    The dusky rosie pink ones!! Swoon.

  23. I love the grey. (What no facebook entry? Heh)

  24. I thought- “How boring am I? I like the gray color the best.” Then I noticed the person before me likes the gray too. Not so boring after all!

  25. Ok so i like the rich red, gray, navy, mustard, off white, chocolate… shut up. i can’t just pick one.

  26. Britni says:

    Um… aqua. As if it was even a question.

    Also, I like how I was all, “Oh, a giveaway. Probs all baby stuff I have no need for.” AND THEN THERE’S THIS AWESOME NECKLACE.

  27. becca says:

    love the eggplant. & the mustard. oh, and the gray. i have issues. i want one of each. quite literally.

  28. Megan says:

    Gorgeous! Of course I love the moss green! The good thing about wanting everything in the same color is that everything matches. :)

  29. sarah says:

    oh… I think the chocolate brown is wonderful! I love everything fall related so pumpkin and brown make me happy!!!

  30. Megan says:

    I can’t express how much I LOVE Jessica & Allora Handmade! I own SEVERAL designs & have the pleasure of doing the Queen Bee Market with her! Currently, my favorite is the Cinnamon Headband!

  31. Melissa says:

    Love all of them but spice and eggplant are my favorite!

  32. Carrie says:

    I love the red!

  33. Caroline says:

    I love the mustard color! oooh so beautiful! :)

  34. Sydney says:

    Aw!
    The turquoise headband is -adorable-!

  35. Natalie says:

    Hmm, I’m thinking the chocolate is nice and neutral, but I’m always safe with neutrals, so I’m going to go with the eggplant. It’s purdy too. Too many to choose!

  36. looooooovely! i love chocolate or the gold headbands!

  37. FoxyMomma says:

    i love the cinnamon colored necklace for fall

  38. Joanna says:

    I love the grey!

  39. Suzanne says:

    I love these! I can’t decide between the bright yellow and mustard. . . both look great with so many other colors!

  40. Rebecca says:

    These necklaces are amazing! I love the mustard, closely followed by cinnamon!

  41. AmyLee says:

    ooh, i hope it’s not to late to enter!? i like the mustard double rossette headband. SO cute!

  42. This is gorgeous. I love the color you chose. What a great giveaway!

  43. Sarah says:

    So cute! Sherbet is my favorite color choice (are you surprised?).

  44. apol says:

    Honestly, they are all really pretty but, I like the grey.

  45. desiree says:

    Love these – thanks for introducing me! I think I like the navy ones best, though the pinks are tempting, too!

  46. I have been admiring these for awhile now…and the grey just makes my heart skip a beat :)

  47. Oooooooh! Baby pink, pale yellow, or grey!!!

  48. I would love one of her Rosette Necklaces…loving mustard right now! She is crazy talented and I adore her!

  49. merin says:

    I’m loving the moss green for a headband-but what I think would be great is one big or two small rosettes on a thick hair rubber band or clip. I have yet to find a headband that is comfortable and/or fits on my weirdly shaped head!

  50. Jen F (from Robinson) says:

    I’m going to jump on the eggplant or turquoise bus. Yum.

  51. michgal18 says:

    I love the moss green and the navy!!

  52. Cole says:

    Mommy loves the fuschia or the turquoise!

  53. I love love love the yellow one. She is so talented!

  54. Laurie says:

    I have never seen this before – but am thinking this would make a fabulous gift! I personally like the bracelets – black or rich red for the holiday season.

  55. jill says:

    oh my goodness im so jealous you have one of these adorable necklaces! seriously they are soo cute!!! as i type this i keep scrolling up to look at them. i’d like to think if i won i wouldnt go with a boring gray one…but i probably would. i think i like the yellow one too though. toooo maaaaany chooooices!!!

  56. Shelley Miller says:

    I love the mustard color!
    (sdmill4@gmail.com)

  57. Katie Gibson-Stofflet says:

    I would love the Chocolatea Borwn or Black. Teeheehee

  58. andrea says:

    So adorable! I love the turquoise double trouble headband.

  59. I must, must, MUST, have a necklace. STAT. Mustard yellow please.

  60. kim says:

    greeeeeeeeeeeeen :)

  61. I like the turquoise and the pale yellow! These are gorgeous!!

  62. MerHart says:

    oooooh…. Aqua or Gray… Aqua or Gray… I’ve got it! Aqua for Lorelei and Gray for ME!

  63. I love the gray! what a great shop :)

  64. tara says:

    I so would love to win this one! $20 would be so nice to go towards the necklace I’ve been eyeing :)

  65. sarah says:

    I love the grey!!

  66. Amanda McG says:

    Such a hard choice…I really love the gray. So yes I’m sticking with the gray!

  67. Ana Belén says:

    I love the chocolate brown rosette. Enter me!

  68. Celeste says:

    Mustard! (or – maybe the off-white… all fab!)

  69. Sarah-Anne says:

    hard decision! i really do like the rich red or chocolate brown. what can i say? i’m in the mood for fall colors!

  70. Mindy says:

    I LOVE her products. I’ve yet to buy one though. :(
    Would probably choose fuchsia!

  71. Ooh … love it all! Especially the headbands. Because I decided to grow my hair back out. Because I am crazy.

  72. jeannett says:

    i love the hot pink!

  73. Teresa says:

    Imma lovin the moss green (but it seems so is everyone else — beautiful colors)

  74. Marci Girl says:

    I like the Bubblegum Pink one the best. It would match my complexion perfectly! Beautiful shop!

    marcijdebetaz (at) hotmail {dotcom}

  75. Jenny D. says:

    I love the moss green and the navy!!

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